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West's pecking order has familiar flavor

Updated: August 11, 2009, 1:40 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
LakersNathaniel S. Butler/Getty ImagesWith the main ingredients back -- plus the addition of Ron Artest -- the Lakers look poised to repeat.

OK, hungry fans, it's time to turn our attention to the Western side of the menu, after Monday's look at the new pecking order in the East.